State and County indoor mask mandates have been lifted in most places for everyone who is vaccinated starting March 14, 2022. Indoor masking is strongly recommended for everyone in high-risk settings and the City of Alameda continues to recommend masks at all City facilities.
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All three Alameda Free Library locations have storytimes, crafts, LEGOs®, homework coaching, and other regular programs designed with kids in mind. Our goal is to encourage a love of reading and learning. Please help your child have a safe and enjoyable visit by keeping the following points in mind:
The School Resource Services listed below are available to teachers employed by TK-8 schools in the City of Alameda. Preschool teachers and teachers at schools located outside the City of Alameda are invited to call the Children’s Department or the library located in your school’s neighborhood for more information on how libraries can help you and your students.
Library Tours: Your visit to the library will include a read-aloud story, a brief tour of the Children's Department and the opportunity for students to receive new or replacement library cards. Please distribute library card applications(PDF, 337KB) to families in advance and return completed applications to Andie Cultrera at least one week before your tour. Library cards will NOT be processed during the visit. Click here to book a tour at the Main Library. If you would prefer a tour at the West End or Bay Farm Island Library, please contact Andie Cultrera directly.
Is your class working on a project or doing research on a specific subject? Let us prepare a Library-To-Go box of materials for you! You must have a Teacher Library Card on file in order to check out a box. Apply for one here: Teacher Library Card application.
Click here to reserve your box today!
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